What does jingle mean?

Definitions for jingle
ˈdʒɪŋ gəljin·gle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jingle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jingle, janglenoun

    a metallic sound

    "the jingle of coins"; "the jangle of spurs"

  2. doggerel, doggerel verse, jingleverb

    a comic verse of irregular measure

    "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"

  3. jingle, jingle-jangle, jangleverb

    make a sound typical of metallic objects

    "The keys were jingling in his pocket"

Wiktionary

  1. jinglenoun

    The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself

    He heard the jingle of her keys in the door and turned off the screen.

    Etymology: ; compare jangle.

  2. jinglenoun

    A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something

    Etymology: ; compare jangle.

  3. jinglenoun

    A carriage drawn by horses

    Etymology: ; compare jangle.

  4. jingleverb

    To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself

    The beads jingled as she walked.

    Etymology: ; compare jangle.

  5. jingleverb

    To cause to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself

    She jingled the beads as she walked.

    Etymology: ; compare jangle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jingleverb

    to sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle

    Etymology: [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.]

  2. Jingleverb

    to rhyme or sound with a jingling effect

    Etymology: [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.]

  3. Jingleverb

    to cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle

    Etymology: [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.]

  4. Jinglenoun

    a rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal

    Etymology: [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.]

  5. Jinglenoun

    that which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle

    Etymology: [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.]

  6. Jinglenoun

    a correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself

    Etymology: [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.]

Freebase

  1. Jingle

    A jingle is a short tune used in advertising and for other commercial uses. The jingle contains one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote the product being advertised, usually through the use of one or more advertising slogans. Ad buyers use jingles in radio and television commercials; they can also be used in non-advertising contexts to establish or maintain a brand image. Jingles are a form of sound branding.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jingle

    jing′l, n. a clinking sound: that which makes a rattling sound: a correspondence of sounds: a covered two-wheeled car.—v.i. to sound with a jingle.—ns. Jing′le-jang′le, a jingling sound; Jing′let, a ball serving as the clapper of a sleigh-bell; Jīng′ling, a game in which blindfolded players within a ring try to catch a player with a bell tied to him. [Imit.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jingle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jingle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of jingle in a Sentence

  1. Kristina Arriaga:

    I like ‘Jingle Bells’ as much as the next person, but the government can’t ban ‘religious’ Christmas carols any more than it can ban ugly sweaters or egg nog.

  2. Creator Mike Spalla:

    Well Jingle Cats was such a big hit when it first came out in 1993. It was an album of real cats singing 20 Christmas songs and it was nine cats, this year ... it's going to be a Jingle Cats movie completely done in 'claymation' and it's turning out pretty funny ... the music is really an animation and so with animated characters it works very well.

  3. Roger McGuinn:

    My favorite guitar now is my Martin HD-7 because it's got everything. It's got the jingle-jangle thing from the twelve string, it's got the flexibility of the six string, and the bass notes where you can do bass runs and that sort of thing.

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  • cinkání, cinkot, znělkaCzech
  • cascabeleoSpanish
  • helistää, kilinä, helinä, mainossävel, kilistää, laulelma, kilistä, helistä, ralliFinnish
  • tinterFrench
  • זמרירHebrew
  • ジングルJapanese
  • ಕುಣಿತKannada
  • tinirPortuguese
  • звон, бряцать, звенеть, дребезжать, звякать, звонить, бренчатьRussian
  • zvȅkēt, zveckanje, džìngl, kočijaSerbo-Croatian
  • jingel, klinga, klinga medSwedish

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